Junk, junk and even more junk. Life on the trash-planet Deponia is anything but a walk in the park. No surprise that Rufus had enough of that and hatches one ludicrous plan after the other to escape this bleak place.
User reviews: Very Positive (419 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 8, 2014

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"Deponia is hillarious, beatiful, and one of the finest classic point-and-click adventures that you'll find on Steam. - Mark Walton"
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June 29

Silence: The Whispered World 2 - Cinematic Trailer

Hi folks

We are proud to present our new cinematic trailer for The Whispered World 2 - Silence. Take a look:

http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/c63ztu/silence--the-whispered-world-ii-cinematic-trailer

After losing his little sister Renie in the hazardous real world, Noah now hopes to find her again in Silence.

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Wir sind stolz darauf, euch unseren neuen Trailer zu The Whispered World 2 - Silence vorzustellen zu können. Schaut her:

http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/c63ztu/silence--the-whispered-world-ii-cinematic-trailer

Nachdem er seine kleine Schwester Renie in der gefährlichen Welt verloren hatte, hofft Noah nun, sie in Silence wiederzufinden.


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Reviews

“Deponia's tale of love, loss, and all-out comedy is a beautifully constructed piece of point-and-click heaven.”
8/10 – Gamespot

“The dialogue, the bizarre characters and the slapstick humor measure up to those of 'Day of the Tentacle'.”
91 – GameStar

“If you enjoy LucasArts-style comedic games, this series will provide hours of tongue-in-cheek unconventionality.”
4/5 – AdventureGamers

Deponia: Available Content Packages Overview

About This Game

Junk, junk and even more junk. Life on the trash-planet Deponia is anything but a walk in the park. No surprise that Rufus had enough of that and hatches one ludicrous plan after the other to escape this bleak place.

When Rufus, on one of his attempts to leave Deponia behind, meets Goal, he not only falls madly in love with the beautiful girl from Elysium; he also accidentally shoves her right off her comfortable star cruiser and down to the desolate trash-planet. This accident kindles a new, brilliant plan: he needs to get Goal back to the floating city of Elysium – and while he's on it, he can also impersonate her sleazy fiance Cletus, who is the spitting image of Rufus for some reason. And thus, an exciting adventure begins...

Showered in top-scores and awards, the Deponia-Trilogy, created by the developers of Edna&Harvey: The Breakout, The Whispered World and Memoria, managed to reach cult-status almost instantly. Thanks to its exciting story, likeable characters and hilarious dialogues and a finely crafted mixture of comedy and puzzles, Deponia is enjoyable for both, young and old. Join Rufus on his thrilling journeys, for the first time in a complete edition with many new features, that will not only be a blast for hardcore adventure fans, but also those new to the genre.

Key Features


  • Deponia: The Complete Journey features over 4 hours of Developer's Commentary, a Deponia world map that allows for selection of each chapter of the game, a comprehensive graphical questlog help system, minigame help screens, a new launch menu, new hidden collectables, Linux support, plus 6 new songs written and sung by Poki and Behind-the-Scenes videos
  • Developer's Commentary is featuring game creator Poki and the voices of Rufus and Goal
  • Experience Deponia's story in full length
  • Challenging puzzles, more than 40 hours of playtime and bizarre dialogues
  • Bonus content, extras and making-of features include 'How to draw Rufus & Goal' and 'The Art of Deponia' videos, Developer's Commentary Soundtrack (6 new songs created and sung by Poki) and papercraft models
  • From the creators of the award-winning games Edna&Harvey: The Breakout, The Whispered World, A New Beginning, Harvey's New Eyes, Memoria and Blackguards

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion (10.7)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux x86_64
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Wow. Have I really spent 47 hours playing this game? Guess it's longer than I thought it was!

*cough* Anyway, by now you've probably heard some things about these games, about how the creators are the "German Lucasarts" [which seems a bit unfair given there isn't an American Lucasarts any more] and how the ending actually goes back in time and makes the game suck retroactively.

Well, I for one really enjoyed these games. There was a good balance between outright comedy and drama, the twists and turns of the plot keep you guessing right until the end, and there is actually some good character development. [With the exception of Cletus: I still don't know what that guy's after]. The design and animation is top-notch, and it seems to be impossible to get stuck or killed [with one exception, but you are warned several times!]

If I'd have just played the first game, I'd be a little more hesitant. I found Rufus to be a bit of a jerk and rather unlikeable, the backgrounds pretty though mostly static, and the puzzles largely illogical. Oh, and the game seemed to suffer from the same problem that Simon the Sorcerer did. It thinks it's funnier than it is.

However, these ♥♥♥♥les are mostly fixed in the second and third games. Rufus actually undergoes some character development, and whilst he is largely out for himself, he does have a bit more compassion. The scenes are overflowing with little background events, birds [well, platypuses] flying, water ripping, flags blowing in the wind etc. The humour seems a litlte more restrained thanks to the intrusion of some well-placed drama [seriously - these games have some rather dark moments if you're not expecting them], and the puzzles.. well... it could just be that you need to adjust to their way of thinking but they started to make a lot more sense.

The creators do seem to have made point-and-click adventures their "thing", and rather than Telltale who seem to have rounded all the corners off and made their games simpler for a new generation, Deponia is aimed squarely at people who enjoyed these games when they were in their heyday. That doesn't mean they're old-fashioned though. The control interface is reasonably straight forward, the games are gorgeous (did I mention that?), the voice acting is excellent and the music is..well, it's alright. You can switch it off if it gets on your nerves.

As for the ending? Well, without meaning to spoil things too much, I can see why it's divisive, but I'm pleased that the developers didn't simply go for a "all the loose ends get tied up, the good guys live happily ever after and the bad guys get what they deserve" ending. Sure it's bittersweet, but why not? This game isn't for young children, you should be able to handle it.

I'm not going to compare the game to Monkey Island. Just because it's a point-and-click game doesn't mean it has to be like a Lucasarts game. It's not as wacky as Cokel's Gobliiins series, nor is it as serious as The Dig. Perhaps it's more like Sam and Max, with the gleefully anti-social protagonist. Regardless, if you like point-and-click games and want something with a good storyline and hours of gameplay, it's difficult to go wrong with this. And it is worth getting "The Complete" because besides giving you a discount, it also links the games together and gives you other bonus items as well. And it runs on Linux. Which is excellent.
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
They call him Rufus...

Deponia: The Complete Journey puts you in the role of Rufus, the hero(?) of this great trilogy.
A troublesome, mischievous, cunning tinkerer, with his mind set on departing from Deponia for Elysium, the floating city of luxurious and carefree life.

But the journey there won't be easy. Will Rufus have what it takes to evade his angry ex-girlfriend, heal his friend(?) from depression, save his friend(?) from decapitation, save his friend(?) from living in the sewers, save the Elysian girl of his dream, and finally achieve his lifetime goal of reaching Elysium?

And when things turn sour, will he have the ability to make the right decisions, found(?) a resistance, save the world, and still make it to Elysium in time? Knowing Rufus, you won't be disappointed...

Deponia: The Complete Journey will literally take you on a journey across Deponia through three games compiled into one, topped off with the main developer's audio commentaries on every scene. An amazing Point-and-Click action and adventure experience.

And now, all aboard the highboat for Deponia. Let the adventure begin!
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
This is an amazing, hilarious, immensely frustrating game. In case it is not particularly obvious by the trailer, most of the gameplay involved is walking amongst various "screens" where you can interact with the items, collect things, combine them, and use them to solve interesting puzzles. The world is beautifully drawn and the puzzles are challenging to be sure. Some of the puzzles will cause you to tear your hair out, mainly because you missed the one tiny item on that one screen that you did not realize you were supposed to click, or how a puzzle has to be solved by changing a menu setting . But beyond those insanely frustrating moments, when you finally do figure it out, you are rewarded with a wonderful story and a feeling of achievement.

By the way, I HIGHLY recommend playing with the Developer's Comentary. Poki is a fantastic lad and will tell you all about the development process, the difficulties, and make you truely appreciate this game. Plus, he sings some pretty great songs.
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57 of 103 people (55%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
The Deponia Complete Journey is a point-and-click adventure in the style of the LucasArts games. Visually it looks really nice and the simple interface which exposes only one generic "Look" and one generic "Interact" commands works pretty well.

You play as Rufus, a guy leaving on a planet completely submerged in trash (Deponia). Rufus is obsessed with reaching the legendary city of Elysium which smiles at deponians from up high in the sky. He soon gets involved with a girl called Goal and from that the plot will develop into a huge race to save the world.

Positive things about this game:
- Visually pleasant
- Dev commentary somewhat interesting
- Simple usable interface, with nice touches like middle-mouse button to highlight all interactable objects
- Quite funny (in the beginning)
- There are a lot of minigames in the game (expecially in the first chapters, there are very few in Goodbye Deponia, the last serie of chapters), most of them are quite fun.

Negative things about this:
- Okay, what was funny the first 2 times, is not funny the other 27475323234852472372434723520392074238947 times.
- A lot of puzzles don't make any sense at all. You get them either by coincidence or exclusion. You have to constantly resort to trial and error combining items with interactables.
- The game does very often a terrible job at hinting at what is the next action to take. They have added a "Chapter Log" in the Complete Journey edition which is supposed to give you hints as to what to do next and on how to accomplish things but it's ludicrously useless. Example of log entry with related hint: "You need to put [nospoiler] to sleep" - hint: "Find something to make [nospoiler] sleep". OH THAT'S REALLY HELPFUL THANKS.
- A LOT of puzzles make sense only after you have solved them (by chance or by getting fed up and looking at a walkthrough).
- The game forces you to make decisions which as a player you actively do not want to make in a lot of crucial moments.
- The ending is a MASSIVE disappointment, after a huge buildup and many hours of gameplay you are rewarded with so little that your entire game experience feels _completely pointless_. If you have played Mass Effect 3, it's the exact same kind of questionable story choice: you have spent hours on this game buuuuut we don't really care we are just forcing you to take our very "art-sy" ending and if you don't like it that's your problem.

If the ending had not been so INCREDIBLY BAD, I would have recommended this game. Sadly, the wrap-up of the story is so terrible that it _completely_ ruined my enjoyment of the game. It's a fun journey, even if it's a very frustrating one at times, but when you reach the end you are clearly expecting certain things to happen... and they don't, at all. It's so bad that it does not even follow its own logic, it's pretty much as terrible as Mass Effect 3 from this perspective.

Shame really, but save your money and spare yourself from a colossal disappointment. You will actively feel robbed of the time you spent playing the game.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
The homeworld of Rufus is about to sink in trash and getting blown into pieces.
It is your turn to help Rufus escaping this hellhole called Deponia. With your high experience of blowing yourself up, ending heads down in mud and turning bad things into worse, you really can become the walking disaster itself.

Deponia: The Complete Journey combines all three adventures of the famous Deponia, well, trilogy (who thought that).

10/10 Everyday is trashday!
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